Joined heifers averaged $1,271 and reached $1,550, for line of Angus heifers PTIC to Angus bulls on AuctionsPlus last week for vendors ‘Swanbrook Angus Stud’, Inverell, NSW.
A line of Angus cows PTIC to Lawson Angus bulls made $1,160, aged 5.5 to 8.5 years, account ‘Karn Station’, Benalla, VIC.
Record numbers were offered on AuctionsPlus last week, as numbers for cattle reached 14,292 head (excluding reoffers) or 17K total offered across 6 commercial sales.
The big numbers saw clearance rates drop with vendor price expectations exceeding buyer willingness to pay.
Queensland had the strongest clearance rate of 50% with it dropping as we headed south until Tassie who hit 100% clearance.
NSW offered the largest consignment with 11,000 head, an increase of over 7,000. Despite being the off week for our fortnightly weaner and yearling sales, over 5,000 head of steers were listed, 800 up on last week.
Joined females were in abundance with 4,560 head on offer and PTIC cows averaged $1,362 to reach $1,820.
This top price went to a line of 7 year old Angus cows and calves from Bingara NSW, congratulations to vendors ‘HM & JC Munro’.
Looking to Queensland, a line of Brahman cows PTIC to Charolais bulls sold for $1,075, account ‘DJ & MM Fryer’ from Prairie, QLD.
Cow and calf numbers were down slightly for a total offering of 460 head. Decent listings out of NSW boosted numbers and prices averaged $1,758 and reached a top of $2,030.
This top price went to a neat line of NSM Angus heifers and calves, aged 24-28 months, from Boorowa NSW. Congratulations to vendors ‘Hillgrove Pastoral’. Looking to Queensland, two lines of Santa Gertrudis/Droughtmaster NSM cows and calves, aged 3-9 years sold for $1,600, account ‘St Clair Livestock’, Goondiwindi, QLD.
A large listing of 812 PCAS eligible Santa Gertrudis yearlings, account ‘Barcaldine Downs Pastoral Company’ from Alpha, QLD, boosted numbers from the Sunshine State.
Aged 11-15 months and offered over 6 lots, all of these yearlings sold at auction – heifers averaged $675, while the steer portion offered recorded results from $945 to $1070.
Cattle numbers in WA were up this week with a total listing of 248 head in regular sales, reaching a top price of $1,350 and an average of $1,013.
This top price went to a line of Angus yearling steers aged 15-16 months which sold for $1,350, weighing 511kgs, account ‘Mayanup Progress Assoc’, Buyup Brook.
Weaners 300-400kgs averaged $1,061, a line of Angus/Hereford mixed sex weaners made $1,095, weighing 394kgs, account ‘Jockey Family Trust’, Manjimup.
The Landmark Midwest WA Store Cattle Sale offered 854 head and recorded the following highlights – weaned Angus steers weighing 308kg, aged 9 – 11 months returned 285c/kg live. A line of 21 PTIC heifers from Irvin, aged 18 to 21 months sold for $1800.
Tasmania had 85 head on offer this week, achieving a 100% clearance. The top price went to a line of Poll Hereford/Angus weaner steers, weighing 337kgs. They sold for $1,145, congratulations to vendors ‘Kevin Towns Family Trust’, Ellendale, TAS.